This is a simple hand-held bat that will flap it's wings when you fly it.
Approximate Time: 20 minutes
- black construction paper
- cardboard (optional)
- crayons, chalk, or paint
- bath tissue size piece of cardboard tube
- If you would like to, you can make your own half-bat pattern on cardboard and then cut it out. I have included a photo of my pattern to give you the idea.
- Your other option is to freehand a half-bat. You fold the black paper in half and then draw the half-bat next to the fold in the paper. The fold represents the center of the bat's body.
- Cut out the bat and decorate it with crayons, chalk or paint. I tried fabric paint on mine, but the colors I chose didn't show up too well after the paint dried.
- Once the paint is dry (if you use crayons or chalk, there is obviously no drying time), staple the cardboard tube piece (at least a four inch length) to the underside of the bat.
- To make the bat fly and flap it's wings, hold it by the cardboard tube and move your hand up and down.
By Marie from West Dundee, IL
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